1. If You Could Give Your Child Anything What Would It Be?

    If you could give your child anything what would it be? Confidence? Inspiration? The freedom to follow his/her dreams? When you give your child a true Montessori early education that is what he/she will get. The Montessori method is not a new one. Created 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori, the process of learning… Continue Reading »
  2. You’re Not The Boss Of Me!!

    My child used to say that to me. Actually, she still does. She’s now an adolescent, and she thinks she knows it all. But even as a little girl I heard that. “You can’t tell me what to do! You’re not the boss of me”! Actually, kid, I can and I am. I’m the adult…. Continue Reading »
  3. Those Montessori Types

    There is definitely a preconception about Montessori education and the families who choose it out there. Some people think it’s a cult or something religiously based. I think that Montessori gets mixed up with Monastery sometimes. I get it. Same capital M. Other people think of it as a freestyle “hippie esque” set up. Lots… Continue Reading »
  4. Montessori Middle School at Charles Towne Montessori

    Our new Middle School After much dreaming and planning, Charles Towne Montessori is opening the doors to a new middle school program. CTM is a well established AMI certified Montessori school that has served families in the Lowcountry since 1972. Yet the continuum for ages 12-18 was always on the minds of teachers and parents…. Continue Reading »
  5. Love Me, Love Me Not? Separation Anxiety

    Separation anxiety. It’s real, and it’s not just the kids who have it. We all know of children who cry and fuss and won’t let go when it’s time to say goodbye. Maybe it’s your child, or mine.  It’s hard to see them upset. It’s so much easier to give them that last hug, and… Continue Reading »
  6. What to do with a Crying Child

    I’ve been spending time with the toddlers lately and I’d like to share some musings on the path to independence. On Wednesday, when Ms. Kathryn was out and Ms. Liz was stuck in that horrendous traffic jam, Ms. Susan and I got toddler duty. So, although we had made great strides with this, we were… Continue Reading »
  7. Cultivating Tommorow’s Researchers

    Hey, have you heard the one about the Millennial who…. Fill in the blank. Funny but not funny. Millennials take a lot of heat these days for the shortcomings that seem to have affected a whole generation of people (with notable exceptions). They’re thought to be dependent on parents, unmotivated to follow through, self-involved, entitled,… Continue Reading »